Here's what it is and why it matters.
Wild cards and science fiction are key foresight components that enrich our imagination and understanding of possible futures. By studying them, you can increase your future preparedness.
Horizon scanning is the phase of gathering future-related knowledge, which is the first stage of the larger foresight process. It is about being vigilant concerning the changes in one’s environment. The main focus in this category of Futures intelligence is on discontinuities, emerging issues, and weak signals of change.
Scenarios assist in identifying and exploring alternative futures. During scenario building, information about different versions of the future, the present and its change drivers are produced, analysed and built into foresight insights.
Megatrends, trends and change drivers are the staple of any foresight work. Analysing them is the key to understanding future developments.
Futures intelligence is future-related knowledge that can inform your decision-making, planning, strategy and innovation processes about the coming changes, challenges and opportunities.
With versatile use cases, foresight tools can help organisations figure out what the US election outcome means for their operational environment and what they can do to prepare.
What are the events that may influence the extrapolated cybersecurity spending trend in the future? We know that spending will increase – but how much?
Dr. Tuomo Kuosa goes into detail about how Futures Platform's futurists differentiate a trend from a hype.
Distinguishing between the two can be crucial to organisations’ survival.